A Man of God and a Man of His Word

As the majority of Americans do (who are old enough to remember), as we experience the realities of the flawed and failed leadership of Barack Obama, his administration and the 111th Congress, we long for how we felt when President Ronald Reagan graced the Oval Office.  Not because he was a Republican, but because we knew he was a man of his word and of His Word.  Different than what America must currently endure, Ronald Reagan did not shy away from his feelings about Christianity, about Christ and about his absolute belief that America was Exceptional, and it was Exceptional because of Him – Christ.

Similar to Christ, however in a significantly smaller and less pervasive way (not to diminish President Reagan’s legacy, but to put it in perspective), Reagan left a lasting impact on America and the world.  Twenty-two years after he left office, the fourtiethPresident of the United States is still a staple of political and cultural discussion at the highest levels of discourse.  Most importantly, the greatest percentage of references are “positive”.  Why?  Because the man, his belief systems, his policies and his words personified; 1) what America is, 2) the truth about our history and heritage, 3) our proper standing as the preeminent leader of the free world, and, 4) American Exceptionalism.  Ronald Reagan was a Conservative who believed to his bone marrow in America and unapologetically trumpeted its greatness.  As importantly, President Reagan ardently railed against liberalism because he knew the inherent anti-Americanism that is at the core of this failed and dangerous ideology.

President Ronald Reagan’s 1983 Christmas Address

Another Great Leader

As I try my best to do, I focus on ensuring every post to this blog is replete with facts.  And if I do opine on something, I concentrate on providing enough facts in my posts to support my position.  However, all I need to do this time is provide my readers with the below to corroborate my thoughts on two great men; Jesus Christ and Ronald Reagan.  The following is an excerpt from President Reagan’s 1983 Christmas address.  Yes, I said CHRISTMAS, not holidays.  President Reagan was not disingenuous; he understood Truth and could care less about bowing at the altar of political correctness. He bowed at the manger of the Savior of the world; Jesus Christ – the absolute and unequivocal reason we celebrate the Christmas Holidays.  We are Americans, discovered by, founded and grounded in Christianity.  Don’t ever forget it.  And remember what Christ said; “If you are ashamed of me in front of men, then I will be ashamed of you in front of my Father.”  Ronald Reagan was not ashamed and nor should we be.  Merry Christmas to all!

A Savior is Born

“Christmas is a time for giving, and as we reach out to family and friends, I hope we’ll also open our hearts to those who are lonely and in need, citizens less fortunate than ourselves, brave soldiers working to preserve peace from the tip of Alaska to the shores of Lebanon, to the DMZ in Korea, families maintaining a constant vigil for their missing in action, and millions forbidden the freedom to worship a God who so loved the world that He gave us the birth of the Christ Child so that we might learn to love each other. I know they would welcome your expressions of love and support.

Many stories have been written about Christmas. Charles Dickens’ “Carol” is probably the most famous. Well, I’d like to read some lines from a favorite of mine called, “One Solitary Life,” which describes for me the meaning of Christmas. It’s the story of a man born of Jewish parents who grew up in an obscure village working in a carpenter shop until he was 30 and then for 3 years as a preacher. And, as the story says, he never wrote a book, he never held an office, he never had a family, he never went to college, he never traveled 200 miles from the place where he was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness.

While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied him. He was turned over to his enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves. While he was dying, his executioners gambled for the only piece of property that he had on Earth. When he was dead he was taken down and laid in a borrowed grave.

Nineteen wide centuries have come and gone. And today he is the centerpiece of much of the human race. All the armies that ever marched, all the navies that were ever built, and all the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon Earth as powerfully as this one solitary life.

I have always believed that the message of Jesus is one of hope and joy. I know there are those who recognize Christmas Day as the birthday of a great and good man, a wise teacher who gave us principles to live by. And then there are others of us who believe that he was the Son of God, that he was divine. If we live our lives for truth, for love, and for God, we never need be afraid. God will be with us, and He will be part of something much larger, much more powerful and enduring than any force here on Earth.”

 

3 Responses to “President Reagan Believed Christ and America are Tied at the Hip”

  1. BahaMan says:

    Imagine, the man who we revere and still hold up as the “leader” of the conservative movement was a liberal Democrat before seeking political office. This always evokes a warm and fuzzy feeling inside my conservative bones.

    Ronald Reagan was a big admirer of FDR and a supporter of New Deal policies. Slowly but surely, he saw the errors of liberal thought and politics. Although he remained a democrat, he endorsed Eisenhower (twice) and Richard Nixon. Back in his “GE” days, Reagan wrote many of his own speeches railing against socialism, medicare and certain civil rights legislation. He truly saw a loss of freedom ahead as the government grew bigger. He left the Democrats in 1962 stating ” I didn’t leave the Democratic party, the party left me”.

    The rest is history….to our eternal benefit. I miss President Reagan. Iran and North Korea would have already been put in their places. The world would still respect our nation for what it always has been; the most exceptional nation the world has ever seen!

  2. I am very thrilled you said this..-Sincere Regards

  3. HCG ORAL says:

    Great Post.. I did not expect it today. Very informative and would love to see your next post. Greg

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